Ms Jacqueline (J.M.B.) Seignette > Höcker Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Höcker Advocaten
APOLLOLAAN 153 1077 AS Amsterdam
PO BOX 74654

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Partner at Höcker Advocaten. Practice areas: Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Data Protection, and Litigation. Acts for national and international clients in the entertainment and IT industries; represents several organisations that manage and enforce copyrights.


Admitted to the Bar in 1993. Attorney at law Goudsmit & Branbergen (1993-1999). Research fellow Univeristy of Amsterdam (1998-2003). Partner Vogel & Ruitenberg (2000-2007). Since 2007 partner of Höcker Advocaten.


English, Dutch, German.


Member of the Dutch Bar Association, chairwoman of the Dutch Copyright Association (VvA), member of Dutch IT Law Association (ITeR),  member of the Dutch Media and Communications Law Association (VMC), member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL), member of the  Executive Committee of ALAI, member of the editorial board of IER (Dutch journal for IP and Advertising Law), member of the Benelux Association for Trade mark and Model rights (BMM)


University of Utrecht, Master of Law (1987). University of Amsterdam, PhD: Challenges on the creative doctrine, copyright matters, copyright ownership and the exploitation of creative works in the Netherlands, Germany and the United States (1994).

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Representing collecting associations and artists associations in complex copyright infringement proceedings is a niche specialism of Höcker Advocaten‘s IP team. Copyright law expert Jacqueline Seignette leads the practice, working on high-profile cases in the media and entertainment anti-piracy space as well as defending collecting societies in music-related competition disputes. Joep Meddens is a key contact for clients in the music sector for advice on transactions, including IP due diligence. Meddens is also an experienced litigator dealing with a range of disputes in the music and entertainment space, including counterfeit issues and trade mark infringement claims. Marijn Kingma is a name to note for copyright and privacy matters.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

Höcker Advocaten is a first port of call for litigation, licensing and transactional advice for a range of innovative companies, such as enterprises that create and deliver content, music and audiovisual as well as literary rights collecting societies, and advertising agencies. Team head and experienced litigator Jacqueline (J.M.B.) Seignette assists clients on the impact of new technologies on the protection of IP. Joep Meddens focuses on privacy aspects in the advertising space and represents clients in defamation and misleading advertising disputes. As labelled by clients, the ‘excellent’ ‘force of nature’ that is Marijn Kingma is a robust practitioner in the copyright space, advising clients on acquisitions and representing them in disputes. Sponsorship agreements is also routine work for Kingma.